OPENING TO THE WATERS
GHANA RETREAT 01/31 - 02/10/2024
VISITING HISTORICAL, ECOLOGICAL, AND CULTURAL SACRED SITES CONNECTED TO WATER, RESTORATIVE WATER CEREMONIES, GRIEF WATER CEREMONIES, ANCESTRAL WATER CEREMONY, DAOIST EPIGENETIC ACUPUNCTURE HEALING & TRAINING, SWIMMING, HORSE-BACK RIDING BY THE OCEAN, OCEAN MEDITATIONS, SHEN GONG, HEALING, CULTURAL AWARENESS TRAINING, ALCHEMICAL ACUPUNCTURE, HEALING WORKSHOPS, SWIMMING, CULTURAL AND HEALING IMMERSION WORKSHOPS
GHANA IS A PLACE OF WATER, COLLECTIVE MEMORY, AND RICH CULTURE. IT SERVES AS A MIRROR AND LENS INTO OUR MINDS, SOULS AND SHARED HISTORY, AND A DOORWAY TO OUR COLLECTIVE HEALING AND JOY. THROUGH CULTURAL, SPIRITUAL, HISTORICAL AND HEALING IMMERSION EXPERIENCES WE AWAKEN TOGETHER, AND BECOME GOOD ANCESTORS FOR THE WORK WE DO IN THE WORLD.
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Water refreshes, revives, remembers, and opens us up to the spirit of life and place.
Water holds deep memories of who we are and brings us back home. Water is the source of life.
Ghana is a place of the spirit of Water. Her Waters holds the key to our story, our spirit, and our deep awakening.
Join us to Open to the Waters, in one of the most beautiful, ancient lands, and healing experiences.
OPENING TO THE WATERS
JANUARY 31ST - FEBRUARY 10 2024. GHANA
A 10 day journey through Ghana refresh our mind - body - soul and collective consciousness through the sacred power of water.
We will travel from Accra, Aburi, and Cape Coast
Retreat open to all cultures, people, healers and beyond.
Luxury accommodation. Specially curated curriculum of experiences and cultivations to refresh, restore, and re-member you awake. Delicious, fresh, locally made nourishing meals. Small, intimate number of participants so that each person can experience a deeply transformative insperience. Let us be refilled by one of the most magical signicant places on Earth and for our collective consciousness.
This is an investment in you and collective awakening
Early Bird pricing until October 5th 2023
Shared Room $ 4500
Single Room $5300
After Early Bird Pricing rates go to regular rate after October 5th 2023
Shared Room $5000
Single Room $5800
$800 deposit to secure your spot (deposits are non-refundable)
remaining cost due by January 1st 2024
Secure your spot by paying your deposit with through Paypal button here
Deposit is non-refundable
Retreat Price Includes:
10 days, 9 nights of beautiful accommodation
Delicious local breakfast
Nourishing, healthy, delicious locally made meals
Transport from Accra to Cape Coast and Cape Coast to Accra
Transport around Accra and around Cape Coast
Daily Qi Gong, meditation, breathwork, Daoist acupuncture, healing workshops, restorative ceremonies
Cultural and historical immersion experiential workshops & experiences
Visiting historic beaches, waterfalls, rivers, and ocean locations
Swimming and sunning in Accra and Cape Coast Ocean and pools
Walking through beautiful medicinal gardens of mountainous region of Aburi
Visiting Medicinal garden of Queen Mother
visiting historical sites of cultural, spiritual, and social importance
Fun Night at The Republic where all Ghana's creative movers and shakers hang out
Kakum Canopy Rainforest Walk
Tour, talk and healing ceremony at Cape Coast and Elmina Slave Castles
Hearing wisdom of locals about the waters, land, and home-coming stories.
Retreat Prices does not include:
Air travel to Ghana
Dinners and lunches
Food and drink at The Republic
vaccinations and visas
Coconut Grove Pool
Cape Coast Slave Castle
Meet your retreat teachers
Dr. Omileye Achikeobi-Lewis, is known fondly as Dr. Omi or Omi. Her name means "water gives me joy, honor, and dignity" and her middle name "Ezolaagbo" means "one who returns the lineage home". Her healing work is inspired by the spirit of water, Earth, and returning communities and individuals home to themselves. She is the author and illustrator of children's yoga book My Heart Flies Open, published by North Atlantic Books, and awarded the Kirkus Starred Review. She is also the author of the book Beautiful Waters, and Seven Principles of Wellness. As a an author, artist, healer, trauma-focused counselor, Ayurvedic Practitioner, and Doctor of Daoist Classical Chinese Medicine, acupuncture and herbs, she enjoys giving back to underserved communities (especially women and children), and doing ceremonies for Water and Earth healing, along with deep transformational epigenetic trauma work which shifts individual and collective consciousness. Dr. Omi is an African-Caribbean Fifth Generation Vision Keeper, and Equity Facilitator. and also Artist in Residence for Asheville City School Foundation TAPAAS. A few years ago her passion and work with the waters was recognized by receiving an invitation to attend the United Nations to help form GIWA (Global Interfaith WASH Alliance). She is the co- founder of the former international Humanity4Water awards. She is an initiated as an Osun Priestess, and has received initiations from other elders from traditional societies around the world.
Olu Derrick Lewis, is a gifted IT Project Manager and consultant who has over thirty years of working in corporate America. He now fulfill his dream by helping none profits who are committed to restoring communities and social justice. He consults for Racial Justice Coalition based in Asheville, and Unleash the Brilliance for whom he is the Chair. He also supports organizations such as United Way. Olu Derrick Lewis, is an initiated priest of Ifa, and was recognized as Chief. in the ancient traditions of Nigeria. He loves trees, land, and waters.